A Plot Thickens

Hunting for the hitmen

The initial but unconfirmed reports that a Libyan hit squad had been dispatched to the U.S. by Muammar Gaddafi to assassinate President Reagan and other high federal officials took a more ominous turn last week. Intelligence officials grilling an informant about the plot are now impressed by the amount of detail he provided about the training and equipping of Libyan assassination teams. The informant claimed that five Libyan hitmen had already entered the U.S.

While corroboration of the informant's disclosures has not yet been established, FBI, Secret Service and CIA...

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